On The Ski Lift Skiing Podcast provides something helpful and something entertaining in every episode. Lance and Mike cover planning for the ski season, buying passes, travel ideas, family skiing, niche trips, nostalgic looks-back-in-time.
Bear with some “levels” issues, we’re still figuring this out. BUT – THE CONTENT IS WHAT YOU WANT! This episode has interviews from two different 19 year olds who’ve both got-it-goin-on! Learn all about what it takes to stumble into a groomer job at one of the nations best resorts. Then we switch to Josiah’s view of the mountain…. From OAHU! He’s a shredder, no doubt. And he gets his gumption from a surfing background. We get into a little bit of boar-sport psychology. And we have fun!
Our first semi-live episode. From the gymnasium at Gig Harbor High School. Supporting the annual ski swap, organized by the fantastic leadership of Jacob Spadoni, in support of GHHS Wrestling.
Lots of interviews. And lots of anticipation for the First Day!
Our first mic’d interview. Featuring Andrew Reid. Andrew and two others went summer skiing at Oregon’s Mt. Hood. This episode is about their great first day of summer skiing. Make that summer BOARDING at Mt. Hood’s Timberline Lodge. Everybody should Summer Ski (as opposed to late skiing spring skiing). We think Andrew will be inspired to make his boarding love a year round lifestyle. If he does – we can’t wait to interview him from the Southern Hemisphere next year!
And – Todd (Todd with two “d”‘s). Our favorite boot-fitting story. It might go back 25 years. But it will live eternally. Love you, Todd!
Ski films should be watched during the end of summer. It’ll put you in the mood to gear-up during Labor Day mega-sales. Mike talks about his mid-80’s Warren Miller Fave. Lance launches into his Greg Stump Era (i.e. Plake, helmet cam, mic’s on skiers, Schmidt) hero’s.
Our story-teller favorite regular guest (whether he knows it or not), Tony Pasin, talks about another tony, “Anthony’s” infamous dance!
Fun stuff for one commute!
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Held at abandoned Sports Authority, just south of Bellevue Square.
Christy Sports’ Powder Daze
Events at four locations. But biggie:
1. Denver Powder Daze. 8/24-9/4. Christy Sports Event Center, 8601 W Cross Dr., Littleton, CO – Next to the Southwest Plaza Mall. 10-8. up to 70% off. Ski pass deals from 11 CO mountains.
2. West Vail Powder Daze. 8/24-9/3.
3. Steamboat Powder Daze. 8/17-8/26
Coorado Ski and Golf’s Ski Rex Sale
Epic Mountain Gear’s Labor Day Weekend Sale
8/31-9/16; starting at 8am friday and saturday, 10am sunday.
At each of Epic Mountain Gear’s 7 locations: Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Frisco, Lone Tree, Littleton, Westminster.
Ski-A-Rama – hosted by Ski-n-See and ARCS (Related stores – same web site, 15 or so stores in Utah.)
Salt Lake area. Aug 24-Labor Day. Web site says details coming soon. (like location and times).
Bolton Valley – Vermont’s largest ski and snowboard sale. over $1mill inventory
Hours for the ski and snowboard sale are as follows: Aug. 28, 4 – 8 p.m.; Aug. 29, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Aug. 30, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Aug. 31, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sept. 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sept. 5, Noon – 8 p.m.; Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sept. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5k trail run. Hop Jam – music.
Straton Mountain – labor day weekend tent sale
TIMES: Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-7, Sunday 9-6, Monday 9-1
We have dozens of years of observing resort employees, seasonal help, restaurant and hospitality servers, and retail workers. Maybe this discussion will help you decide what kind of work to pursue in the soon-to-occur hiring fairs? It’s hardly a how-to episode. All vision.
Then Lance shares a family wound to his self-worth. Support him by listening to his childhood commute to the mountain.
We are partial to buying ski and snowboard equipment in your local shop. But sometimes online shopping for ski and snowboard gear just makes sense. There are risks with buying big items, and closeouts online. Why not stock up on base-layers, goggles, resort-wear now. We’ve tried some of the online retailers we mention. And, we share some of our Craigslist and Ebay experiences. Get shopping. Ski season and full retail pricing will be here before you know it.
Mike shares a story of our 80+ year old skiing hero and the dude who entered the lift-line a little hot.
It’s already next season! It’s time to decide if you’re a good fit for a pre-season discount on a season pass. We review the multi-mountain passes that have intrigued us to the point of purchase. And we compare these mega-passes to scoring a deal at your local hill.
Our parent company, Runaway Dumpster, LLC, has a little explaining to do. You may not have known it, but Runaway Dumpster is skiing verbiage. We’ll explain. And Mike will humbly accept full credit.
Every episode includes something helpful, something entertaining, and maybe some other stuff – blurbs, silly memory, sentimental call in, apres/drunken tale, or you-should-have-been-here-yesterday reminiscence.